Scandinavian interior design schemes offer a timeless, crisp, and comforting atmosphere in the home, creating a light-filled and breezy environment that can very easily be customised to suit your own unique personal style. Using the perfect flooring, wall finishes, and decorative pieces, you can create a visually stunning Scandinavian inspired interior decorating scheme that will offer timeless beauty in the home with a sense of casual elegance that is both comforting and relaxing.
Scandinavian Inspired Flooring
Flooring in a Scandinavian inspired home design scheme is normally made up of light coloured natural timber, white floor tiles or even better: A combination of the two!
Traditional natural timber flooring offers a warm, textured look in the home, effectively creating a cosy and comforting earthy atmosphere. Crisp, timeless whites provide the perfect complement to warmer timber textures, creating a soothing experience that is perfect for the Scandinavian inspired home. Modern porcelain tile manufacturing techniques have allowed for the creation of new and exciting finishes that offer all the versatility and hard-wearing qualities that porcelain products are so well known for while perfectly simulating both the look and feel of a natural timber product. Timber-look tiles are and an excellent example of this astonishing technology: These designs offer the very best of both worlds, providing the warmth and rustic texture of a natural timber flooring with the immense strength and durability of porcelain tiles, creating an incredibly long-lasting and low maintenance floor finish that can be used in all areas of the home, including in the bathroom and laundry where natural timbers would normally be avoided.
Caption: Combining the strength and durability of a porcelain tile with the warm textured surface of natural timber, timber tiles provide a long-lasting and incredibly low maintenance floor finish for the entire home. Unlike traditional timber flooring, tiles can be used in all areas of the home, including wet and humid spaces such as the bathroom and laundry, allowing for a seamless finish throughout your interiors.
Scandinavian Inspired Wall Tiles
Complement your Scandinavian inspired floor tiles with a selection of simple and elegant wall finishes that will fit in with your new look. Wall tiles are not only restricted to use in wet areas and kitchens; you can use decorative wall tiles to create a statement in any area of the home, from the living and dining spaces to outdoor kitchens and more, providing a wonderfully low maintenance wall finish. Simple white mosaic tiles are an excellent choice for a Scandinavian styled interior design scheme, providing a spectacular textural element that creates a sense of drama and interest in your design while perfectly complementing the classic Scandinavian interior design style. Mosaic tiles are an especially popular choice thanks to the many unique patterns, shapes, and styles that are available to choose from including luscious handmade ceramic tiles, durable porcelain options, and even luxurious natural stone varieties such as marble or basalt for an earthy touch.
Caption: White mosaic tiles provide an excellent option for creating a feature element in any area of the home, from the bathroom and kitchen to living spaces and outdoor areas. Stick style mosaic tiles as in the example above are a particular favourite in Scandinavian styled interior schemes as they provide an incredibly attractive and tactile wall finish while being discreet enough to allow for your chosen finishes to take centre stage in your design.
Furniture & Accessories: Scandinavian Inspired Colour Schemes
Once again you will find that lighter-toned timber finishes are the perfect fit for a Scandinavian styled interior decorating and design scheme. When searching for new furniture or decorative accessories for your home, be on the lookout for timber tones, white linens, whitewashed accessories, burlap, macramé wall hangings, and warm coffee toned leather accessories to create the perfect look in your newly decorated home.
You also have the option of personalising the scheme further by including a range of different tones that will contrast these lighter colours and provide a strong sense of grounding in your interiors. Deep charcoals and soft navy tones provide the perfect balance in the light and breezy Scandinavian decorating scheme and can be incorporated in many different ways in your accent pieces (i.e. accent furniture, decorative cushions or wall art). If you would prefer to create a lighter palette, you can instead use a range of pastel tones that perfectly complement a Scandinavian styled interior style while still providing a discreet level of contrast that will not be overpowering. Soft, powder blues, blush tones and even mint greens and lemon hues can all be used to in your Scandinavian inspired interior decorating scheme, creating a warm and playful vibe in your home’s design.
Caption: Whitewashed accessories and furniture will be right at home in a Scandinavian style interior design scheme and can be expertly contrasted with a range of colour choices such as softer pastels for a lighter, breezy look or deeper charcoals and navy hues for a more dramatic look. These colour tones can be introduced in your accessories and décor, or in your wall finishes such as tiles or paint, or even in your selection of soft furnishings and furniture to create a balanced and unique look.
Select a collection of different colours and finishes that are traditionally seen in Scandinavian styled interior decorating schemes and carry this theme throughout the interiors of your home. Furniture, accent cushions, and artwork can all provide the perfect balance in your decorating scheme as you create a harmonious palette that will flow seamlessly throughout each space in your home, providing a sense of continuity that is especially crucial in this particular decorating theme.
A Scandinavian inspired interior decorating scheme allows for an elegant and timeless look in the home that is comfortable and relaxing to the senses. Using the perfect combination of floor and wall finishes as a neutral backdrop, you can experiment with a range of different colours, textures, art, and accessories to create a wonderfully cohesive and characteristic look throughout your entire home that will be enjoyed for many years to come!